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Uttarakhand, crowned by magnificent snow capped Himalayas, offers numerous interesting trekking routes. Read to know all about this trekking paradise.

Trekking in Uttarakhand

Trekking in UttarakhandUttarakhand, flanked by magnificent Himalayas at its north and densely forested region of Tarai in the south, is a beautiful state in northern India. Since major part of Uttarakhand come under hilly terrain, it offers excellent opportunities for trekking and mountaineering.

Uttarakhand's beauty is a fusion of snow covered lofty Himalayas, fast flowing streams and rivers, lush green forests and abundance of spirituality that envelops it. All this makes Uttarakhand a trekker's delight.

Trekking in the majestic Himalayas of Uttarakhand offers an unforgettable experience involving hiking through some of the most pristine sylvan surrounds and souring challenging heights. For the nature lovers, trekking through virgin mountain vegetation is truly fulfilling. Slopes covered with tall oak, deodar and pine trees and high altitude wild flowers like that of rhododendron work wonders on the minds of trekkers and liven up their spirits.

There are various trekking routes in Uttarakhand that attract trekkers in huge numbers every year from all over the world. Broadly speaking, trekking routes in Uttarakhand can be divided on the basis of regions under which they fall - Garhwal and Kumaon.

Trekking In Garhwal Himalayas
Garhwal Himalayas, famous world over for their picture perfect beauty, are considered amongst the best for trekking. Every year, numerous trekking expeditions and training courses in trekking are conducted by organizations like the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), an enterprise of Uttarakhand government.

Garhwal is home to some of the most famous trekking routes such as:
  • Chandrashila Summit Trek
  • Dodi Tal Trek
  • Dehradun-Mussoorie Trek
  • Gangotri-Gaumukh-Tapovan Trek
  • Gangotri-Badrinath
  • Hem Kund-Valley
  • Har Ki Dun Trek
  • Kalindikhal Pass Trek
  • Kedar Tal Trekking
  • Khatling Trekking
  • Kauri Tapovan Trek
  • Kedarnath Vasuki Tal Trek
  • Kempty Trek
  • Nanda Devi Trek
  • Panch Kedar Trek
  • Roop Kund Trek
  • Rishikesh Gopeshwar Trek
  • Rishikesh Pauri Binsar Trek

Trekking In Kumaon Himalayas
Kumaon, comprising the western hill districts of Uttarakhand, attracts a huge number of trekkers every year. Kumaon offers a host of interesting trekking routes promising thrill and adventure combined with abundant scenic beauty.
Like Garhwal, here too, regular treks and courses in trekking are conducted by organizations like Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN).

Kumaon is home to some of the most famous trekking routes such as:
  • Panch Chuli Base Camp Trek
  • Sinla Pass Trek
  • Devi Kund-Nag Kund Trek
  • Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
  • Adi Kailash Trek
  • Milam Glacier Trek
  • Sunderdunga Base Camp Trek
  • Kafni Glacier Trek
  • Pindari Glacier Trek